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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDyKgRCjf_UBoardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson),http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boardwalk_Empire#cite_note-3 a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who looked up to him. The government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's expensive and lavish lifestyle for a county political figure.
Echoes mentioned it in a different thread, so I DVR'd the first 4 episodes. Just got done watching the first episode. It definitely caught my attention and I will be following this show closely. The only thing that makes me 'ehh' is the time this series takes place. A lot of cool stuff happened then, but still, I've never been a fan.
Who else has seen this? What are your thoughts?